Mike Bloomberg on Passing of Harvey Lichtenstein

By Mike Bloomberg - FEB. 12, 2017

Harvey Lichtenstein's ability to recognize and nurture creativity and talent of all kinds set a new standard for how cultural organizations can inspire audiences and shape cities. His cutting-edge vision and relentless drive transformed BAM into a world-renowned center of cultural excellence, which set the stage for Brooklyn to become an international symbol of urban innovation. When the history of Brooklyn and its renaissance is written, Harvey will need his own chapter.

His legacy will be felt for decades to come not only here in New York City, but in cities around the world, as urban leaders increasingly recognize the critical role that the arts play in revitalizing communities.